Live at The Spiral, NYC 3​/​19​/​1998

by Dear Ephesus

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The songs were faster, and heavier. Strings broke, cables came unplugged, guitars went out of tune, mic cables were tangled, lyrics forgotten, yet no lines were skipped. At this point we were pretty good at controlling our chaos. The show was important, and the songs were too.

This set was our second of the day. Around 6:30PM we played at Coney Island High, somewhere in the city (next to a cool comic shop, and a pretty good pizzeria), and after it, with a few hours to kill, we took to the streets with Johnny Respect, and Squad Five O. Some of us ended up at the ESB, and it was a very foggy night, zero visibility; we went up to the roof anyway. Outside, it looked like clouds were gliding on the concrete, and the view with "zero visibility" was still quite astounding. Another several block journey landed us at The Spiral for a late night set, right after a very dapper band named Champagne Reign. Our audience was composed mostly of our tourmates, but only mostly. Soundguy put our cassette in the deck, hit record, we let 'er rip, and that may be what you are hearing now: The board mix of controlled chaos on cassette.
(The "Absent Sounds" songs featured were still new, and, thus, may sound different than the album. Some of the other songs that have not been converted to digital yet may be posted later.)


released January 7, 2012



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